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Rupert Murdoch: Boycott Guinness for Siding with Gay Groups on St. Patrick's Day


Following news that Guinness would join Heineken in pulling its sponsorship of the NYC St. Patrick's Day parade over its policy excluding gay groups, News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch got on Twitter to declare his outrage.

Murdoch urged "all Irish" to boycott Guinness for supporting gay groups, which he said "bullied" the beer maker into pulling out.

Tweeted Murdoch: "Where will this end? Guinness pulls out of religious parade bullied by gay orgs who try to take it over. Hope all Irish boycott the stuff"

In related news, Laura Ingraham described the Guinness move as "thuggish behavior" while singnut Todd Starnes declared, "So apparently parading is now a civil right."

And Catholic spokeshater Bill Donohue is on the Murdoch boycott beat.

Even The 'New York Post' Outraged Over NRA 'More Guns' Statement: PHOTO


This is how Rupert Murdoch's aggressively conservative New York Post covered NRA head Wayne LaPierre's astounding assertion that schools need more guns today. An appropriate response from a paper known to celebrate gun rights.

Could LaPierre's remarks - and the following outrage - be the beginning of the end of the NRA, once a reliable right wing ally?

AFTER THE JUMP, the equally incensed reaction from the more centrist New York Daily News.

[Via TPM]

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iPad Publication 'The Daily' Shutting Down

The Daily, Rupert Murdoch's iPad media adventure, is shutting down after losing millions, Business Insider reports:

Daily-coverNews Corporation also announced that effective immediately, Jesse Angelo, the founding Editor-in-Chief of The Daily and long-time Executive Editor of The New York Post, will assume the role of Publisher of The New York Post. As part of a digital restructuring initiative, the company will cease standalone publication of The Daily iPad app on December 15, 2012, though the brand will live on in other channels. Technology and other assets from The Daily, including some staff, will be folded into The Post.

Mr. Murdoch said: “From its launch, The Daily was a bold experiment in digital publishing and an amazing vehicle for innovation. Unfortunately, our experience was that we could not find a large enough audience quickly enough to convince us the business model was sustainable in the long-term. Therefore we will take the very best of what we have learned at The Daily and apply it to all our properties. Under the editorial leadership of Editor-in-Chief Col Allan and the business and digital leadership of Jesse, I know The New York Post will continue to grow and become stronger on the web, on mobile, and not least, the paper itself. I want to thank all of the journalists, digital and business professionals for the hard work they put into The Daily.”

News: Nate Silver, Jeremy Renner, Marriage Money, Gaza

1NewsIcon Miami bar Tobacco road has been many things in its 100 years, including a gay bar. With weed food possibly going mainstream in Colorado and Washington, CBS News takes a look at some cooks crafting foods that will make you smile.

1NewsIcon Some low ball estimates for immediate revenue Maryland, Maine and Washington could enjoy once same-sex marriages get up and running: "Wedding-related spending for in-state couples is projected be about $16 million in Maine, $63 million in Maryland and $89 million in Washington."

1NewsIcon On Dean Chambers' attacks on Nate Silver and his "voodoo statistics": "There was more than a touch of homophobia to the criticism (Silver is gay), not to mention an aversion to scientific rationalism that has come to characterize certain segments of the conservative right. (Gawker compared the attack to "something like a jock slapping a math book out of a kid’s hands and saying, 'NICE NUMBERS, FAG.'")"

1NewsIcon An Israeli airstrike on Gaza City killed eleven people today.

1NewsIcon Oh, Rupert Murdoch: "Why is the Jewish owned press so consistently anti-Israel in every crisis?"

Allenwest1NewsIcon Tea Party Rep. Allen West's supporters are losing their minds after election officials failed to meet a recount deadline, meaning that, as expected, Democratic rival Patrick Murphy will take West's seat in Washington, though not before more right wing protests, of course.

1NewsIcon Adam Roberts somehow got great chefs to share their best kept culinary secrets. Now he's passing them on to you. How delicious.

1NewsIcon "Because You're So Sweet"

1NewsIcon Just for the record, David Beckham is not leaving the LA Galaxy to play in Australia.

1NewsIcon Michael Fassbender rubbed up on co-star Ryan Gosling while shooting Terrence Malick's new film in Mexico.

1NewsIcon The happiest of birthdays to Rachel McAdams.

1NewsIcon Check out Fiona Apple's new track for This Is 40.

1NewsIcon Don't expect marriage equality in Pennsylvania, at least not without federal or SCOTUS intervention: "Gov. Tom Corbett and many in the Republican-controlled General Assembly oppose gay marriage, and state law barring it would have to be repealed or struck down by a court. Those on both sides of the issue say the commonwealth's political climate has not forced lawmakers to take a stand on the issue, which isn't viewed as a high priority."

Rennersnl1NewsIcon Jeremy Renner and the SNL cast had a ball sending-up The Avengers last night.

1NewsIcon The origin of Twitter-born words: "Jacob Eisenstein at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta and colleagues examined 30 million tweets sent from US locations between December 2009 and May 2011... After collecting the data, the team built a mathematical model that captures the large-scale flow of new words between cities. The model revealed that cities with big African American populations tend to lead the way in linguistic innovation."

1NewsIcon Cynthia Deford, a lesbian mother in Washington state, has started a petition to ban teachers from campaigning for political causes in school after her daughter's teacher wore a button supporting a ban on gay marriage there.

News: Chris Hughes' Other Investment, Higgs Boson, Scientology, Renewal

MittSki 1NewsIcon Look, it's Mitt Romney on a jet ski, with wife Ann in the driver's seat.

1NewsIcon Latest Gallup headline: "Obama Now Leads Romney, 48% to 43%."

1NewsIcon Megan Rapinoe, a member of the U.S. women's Olympic soccer team who is a lesbian, discusses homophobia in sports: "I feel like sports in general are still homophobic, in the sense that not a lot of people are out. I feel everyone is really craving [for] people to come out. People want -- they need -- to see that there are people like me playing soccer for the good ol’ U.S. of A."

1NewsIcon In addition to donating $100,000 to fight for marriage equality in Maine, newly married Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes last year gave $500,000 to the company NationBuilder, which gives political groups the tools to launch online campaigns. Many progressive groups have worked with NationBuilder. So too has Steve Pidgeon, the Washington State attorney general candidate who fights against marriage equality. This some wonder: should Hughes ask for a NationBuilder refund?

1NewsIcon Chick-fil-A donated almost $2 million to anti-gay groups in 2010: "Though Chick-fil-A continues to deny supporting an anti-gay agenda, the company has donated over $3 million to organizations like the Family Research Council and Exodus International between 2003 and 2009. And in 2010 alone, Chick-fil-A donated over $1.9 million to anti-gay causes, more than any other year for which public records are available."

1NewsIcon In honor of the film version of Anna Karenina, Banana Republic is creating a clothing line based on the legendary novel.

TeamAussie1NewsIcon Is it unpatriotic to prefer Australia's Olympic swim hunks to America's?

1NewsIcon HBO has officially renewed True Blood for a sixth season and new drama The Newsroom for a second.

1NewsIcon What will happen within evangelical churches as younger Christians, more inclined to support gay rights, take congregations' reins? Will they leave the church, change the church or fall into ideological line?

1NewsIcon Scientists at CERN are again teasing that they've discovered the Higgs boson, also known as the God Particle: "We've discovered something which is consistent with being a Higgs."

1NewsIcon California's anti-bullying law "Seth's Law," named for Seth Walsh, a 13-year old who killed himself after being relentlessly taunted, is officially in effect statewide.

SpeakSpell1NewsIcon How many of you owned a Speak and Spell?

1NewsIcon Another burning question: what is Beyonce thinking in this picture with Kim Kardashian?

1NewsIcon Naomi Watts as Princess Diana.

1NewsIcon Katie Holmes reportedly fears Tom Cruise's Scientology buddies are following her.

1NewsIcon On a related note, even Rupert Murdoch has misgivings about Scientology.

1NewsIcon Katy Perry on her gay marriage evolution: "I came from a different mind-set growing up, and my mind has changed… My viewpoint on all these things [have changed] -- equality for women, the choice to love anyone you want."

Rupert Murdoch Offers Mitt Romney Staffing Advice


So, would News Corp. mogul prefer Romney hire someone like Rebekah Brooks, editor of the defunct News of the World accused of overseeing the paper's massively illegal phone hacking activities?


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